Patrick Johnston
Sewanee: University of the South
Patrick Johnston
Head Women's Soccer Coach
pajohnst@sewanee.edu
Sewanee: University of the South

Division 3


Johnston led a young Tigers' team to 15 all-conference awards and 32 victories. He is 72-46-9 all time, while consistently having the toughest schedule of any team in the conference. That includes a 13-6 record in 2014.  In his inaugural season, 2009, the Tigers finished 11-3-3 and posted the highest win percentage in the programs history. After a second place SCAC finish, the Tigers ended the year with a ranking in the NCAA Regional rankings for the first time since 2005.  The 2010 team earned Sewanees highest ranking ever by being recognized fourth in the South Atlantic Regions mid-season polls. Johnstons 20-plus years of coaching experience includes stops at Illinois State University, UNC Greensboro, Barry University and James Madison University, among others. He also coached professionally with the New Orleans Gamblers in the A League. As a player, Johnston was a High School All-American and a member of the U.S. National Youth Team. He played four years for Duke University and was an All-ACC selection for three years. He was selected to the NSCAA All-American Team during his senior season. Johnston went on to play professionally in England for Newcastle United (English First Division) and in the United States for the Miami Sharks, the Maryland Bays and the Miami Freedom (ASL, APSL). Johnston has been active in youth soccer in the US for over 30 years. He has coached or served as a Director of Coaching at clubs all across the south and was a Region III ODP staff coach for two different directors.  He is currently a lecturer for the NSCAA and represents the organization in the Club Standards project.  He reviews youth clubs nationwide, assisting them to improve in his role as a consultant.  Johnston is a contributing writer for Success in Soccer and other publications and has traveled abroad extensively in this role visiting professional and amateur academics in Europe and South America.  His focus in his journalism has been the topic of club structure and player development. In the summer of 2014, Johnston released  The book takes readers along the evolving journey from a startling innocence into a pragmatic adventurer chasing the beautiful game. This heroic journey promises to entertain you with facts, feats, and levity while displaying adventurous escapism at its finest.  With that, Johnston has appeared a numerous national media shows and interviews. Coach Johnston received his B.A. in Economics from Duke University in 1986 and a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of the South and is married with four children, Corinne (28), Nikki (21), Kyle (19) and Robbie (9).